thinking about archaeology

Plinth box 10

Stone in hand

Site: Mia’s stone

Date: July 2009

What it represents: Future generations

The plinth stone: A stone collected by my two-year-old daughter

Provenance: From our garden

Material: Mottled grey flint

Maximum dimension: 34mm

Weight: 15gm

Loaned by: M Pitts collection

Mia collects stones and snail shells in her red plastic bucket, and gave me this piece of flint. It’s a slightly crushed and flaked lump, that might conceivably have come from a brick, stone or flint wall where it could have been used for garretting, or filling smaller cavities.

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